Annie Wu, a 16-year-old award-winning flautist from Pleasanton, will perform with the Diablo Symphony on Nov. 18 in Walnut Creek as part of the orchestra’s 50th anniversary season.
Wu will play Ibert’s Flute Concerto during the concert, which begins at 2 p.m. in the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Tickets ($10 – $25) are on sale at the box office, (925) 943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org.
A member of the San Francisco Youth Symphony, Wu last year became the youngest winner of the young flute soloist competition in the 33-year history of National Flute Association. During this summer she performed in Europe in six concert venues, including the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. She also was a soloist with the Vienna International Orchestra in Austria.
Wu is a student at Foothill High School in Pleasanton.
Matilda Hofman, who made her debut last month as the symphony’s new conductor-music director, will lead the orchestra in works by Mozart, Verdi, Brahms. Barber, and Chabrier.
The Diablo Symphony, the oldest group of professionally trained musicians in Contra Costa County, will continue its 50th anniversary season on Feb. 10 in Walnut Creek. The soloist will be pianist Natasha Paremski.